It may seem like we're producing podcasts at a prodigious rate, but it's just that the announcement of the previous episode was late. So back to the regular schedule, here is our discussion of Ancient military manuals. In contrast to what the word 'Manual' suggests, these books are generally suggestions, discourses and collections of examples aimed at the ancient elites. After all, one day they might be called upon to lead an army into battle. The team is fortunate to have an expert on these books on board, so it's mostly Angus, Lindsay, Marc, Mark, and me asking questions of Murray. He patiently answered them all.
Interested in reading more about these manuals? Murray wrote a series of articles in Ancient Warfare quite some time ago.